Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with Public Health Officials recommending social distancing and self-isolating, PFFL will need to limit the number of visitors in the shelter at a time. Additionally, we are implementing a strict 2 metre distance rule. No one shall be within 2 metres of another unrelated person in the shelter. We encourage wearing face masks. We are a roam free shelter with an open concept layout so it is imperative that we control the number of guests and volunteers present at one time. All guests will be asked to use hand sanitizers. Anyone presenting with a fever and cough will NOT be permitted entry. PFFL reserves the right to limit the amount of time visitors spend in the shelter. At this time, a limit of two related visitors will be permitted at a time for appointments. PFFL WILL BE CLOSED FOR ADOPTIONS FROM MAY 22-29 TO GIVE OUR VOLUNTEERS A MINI-BREAK. Please contact us May 29th or later. ADOPTIONS WILL ONLY BE DONE BY APPOINTMENT. MESSAGING OR EMAILING FOR AN APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY IN ADVANCE. Without an appointment, guests/visitors will NOT be permitted in the shelter.
A maximum of 4 volunteers per shift will be allowed to help with cleaning and tasks. These restrictions will be in effect until further notice. Please message through Facebook or email to email@example.com for further details and to set up a private appointment for adoptions.
Our Pets/Friends for Life Sponsor Form is available for download!
WILLOW IS MISSING! She was recently adopted from our shelter and disappeared from her house shortly after! $200 REWARD for her safe return to our shelter. She is missing in St. Thomas and was last seen near Ross Street and Moore Street. Please share!
THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS AND DONORS WHO DONATED TO OUR UPCOMING “MONEY FOR MEOWS 2”! We will be holding our next online auction beginning April 4, 2020.
URGENT NEED FOR HELP!!
In order for Pet/Friends for Life to continue to do our work to re-home abandoned and surrendered cats and kittens, we are asking our supporters for financial aid. Our current need is desperate. Our practice is to only ask for assistance when we are in critical need. Recent increases in all aspects of our overhead costs (hydro, cat food, veterinary supplies, building costs, etc) has created a short fall for the shelter. We are asking for everyone to consider donating to help us continue our endeavours saving feline lives! Any amount will help. We accept donations through PayPal, E-transfers, cheque, Debit-Interac and cash. Tax receipts will be issued for amounts over $20 when you provide contact information. Through your kindness today, we will be able to move forward with our shelter efforts! Thank you for considering this urgent plea for assistance. Please contact us should you wish further information. firstname.lastname@example.org or by private message through our Facebook page.
For anyone interested in volunteering at the shelter, we have made our volunteer application form available here. Please consider helping us out. Any help, any time, if only twice per month is always appreciated!
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THANKS TO HILL'S FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR SHELTER AND CATS.
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We are a non profit, registered charity and no kill cat shelter in St. Thomas, Ontario. We have been helping abandoned and rescued cats find homes since 2000. Our cats receive veterinarian care, spaying/neutering and initial vaccinations. This shelter is unique because we allow our cats to roam free! None of the cats are caged unless they become sick or are initially in quarantine. We operate solely on donations and with volunteer help. 100% of donations go directly to the shelter. Please consider helping with a cash donation or volunteering your time. We accept donations of cat food, litter and cleaning supplies too. Please call the shelter to check on what supplies we could use. Volunteers help clean but also provide socialization to the cats with playing and grooming.
Adoptions are done in person at the shelter. Adoptions may be processed the same day and you can go home with your new cat! Pets/Friends for Life policy is that all adopted cats go to homes where they will be indoor cats only. Many of our cats have come to us from a life on the streets after they have been abandoned or lost from a previous home. We wish to ensure that these cats do not have to suffer the dangers of the outdoors again which include cars, other wild animals, dangerous plants and substances. If you are considering adopting a cat from us, please consider the cat's long term safety and respect our "indoors only" policy. We wish them to live a long, healthy and safe life and this can be done by keeping them indoors!
When adopting a cat or kitten from Pets/Friends for Life our adoption fee, which is $175 for adult cats and $180 for kittens under 1 year of age, includes first vaccinations. We work with several veterinary clinics to spay and neuter our cats. Adult cats will have been spayed or neutered upon adoption. Younger cats/kittens will be adopted out but MUST be spayed or neutered later. If you wish to see a veterinarian of your choice for this, a paid certificate or invoice must be provided in order for our organization to refund a portion of this procedure to the adopting family/person. All of the cats will have been de-wormed and treated for fleas in addition to a wellness examination by a veterinarian. The cat's health record will be included in the adoption paperwork. Cats and kittens are adopted on a first come, first served basis. Kittens may be adopted before 8 weeks of age, but will not be allowed to go to their new home until they turn 8 weeks old. Senior cats age 7 and older are available for adoption for $110. Cats and kittens are adopted on a first come, first served basis for approved adopters.